Meeder-Meader Genealogy

DANIEL MEDER was born March 5, 1779 in New Hampshire, and died June 20, 1857 in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York.  His first wife was SALLY, who was born about 1787 in New Hampshire, and died sometime after 1870.  He then married REBECKAH WHITE CARLTON on  October 29, 1801.  She was born July 8, 1781 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts and died May 19, 1816 in Bradford.

No record of Daniel’s parents.  Trail seems to lead to Vermont. He may have been born in Vermont or New Hampshire. Daniel Meeder may have frequented Northern Pennsylvania, Chautauqua County, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Northeaster Massachusetts.

When Daniel was born in 1779, territorial borders were not as clear as they are now.  Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were a collection of villages along the coast and coastal waterways.  Maine was a part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and did not become a State until 1820.  Rhode Island became a state in 1790.  Vermont, which was disputed territory, partly claimed by both New York and New Hampshire, briefly became the independent Republic of New Connecticut, and became a state in 1791.  Even after statehood, many of the western boundaries were unsettled and many regions were still disputed.

Some of the spellings have changed:  Meder, Meeder and Meader.

This genealogy represents some of the descendants of Daniel.